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EAST GALWAY VILLAGE OUTRAGED OVER LACK OF SCHOOL TRANSPORT

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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Date Published: 05-Sep-2007

Families in the the East Galway village of Clonberne are up in arms over a lack of school transport

Some students who had travelled on the bus servicing the area last year have, this year, been refused a bus ticket by C.I.E

The village borders the three catchment boundaries of Tuam, Mountbellew and Glenamaddy

Many students have already bought their school uniform and books for schools in Mountbellew and face the prospect of having no way of getting there

A spokesperson for C.I.E says they have no say over the “catchment boundaries for any area as they were drawn up by the Department of Education”

Galway East, Fine Gael Deputy, Paul Connaughton says the Minister for Education needs to step in to resolve the situation which has left students stranded.

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Appeal for information following Portumna crash

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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Date Published: 08-May-2013

Gardai are appealing for witnesses following a single vehicle crash at the Portumna bridge this morning.

The road from Nenagh to Loughrea reopened shortly after 11 this morning following the completion of a technical exam.

Four men were travelling in a van when they hit the Portumna bridge around 6:30 this morning.

Gardaí, ambulance and two units of Portumna fire services rushed to the scene, and one of the men was taken to Portiuncula hospital in Ballinasloe.

He is being treated for head injuries, which have been described by Gardaí as serious.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Portumna Garda station on 09-097-42060

 

 

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President Higgins among GMIT’s first ever honorary fellowships

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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Date Published: 10-May-2013

GMIT is to honour seven outstanding individuals including President Michael D Higgins with Honorary Fellowships at a special ceremony later this month.

It’s the first time in the 40 year history of the Institute the Governing Body of GMIT has decided to award honorary fellowships.

The GMIT Honorary Fellowships will be conferred at the g Hotel in the city this day two weeks Friday 24 May at 2.30pm in front of 200 invited guests.

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Galway commuters hold their breath as LRC intervenes in bus strike

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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Date Published: 13-May-2013

Galway commuters are holding their breath as there has been a potential breakthrough in the Bus Eireann dispute, as both sides have agreed to talks at the Labour Relations Commission.

The LRC intervened this afternoon, on day two of strike action that has seen 95 per cent of bus services disrupted across the country.

The LRC’s Director of Conciliation Services, Kevin Foley, says the National Bus and Rail Union and the company have agreed to meet for mediated talks at 8 this evening.

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